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UTech to confer honorary degrees on three stalwarts

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The University of Techno-logy, Jamaica, will confer honorary degrees on three Caribbean stalwarts in law, agribusiness and business at its graduation ceremonies scheduled for November 3 and 4 at the university's Papine campus.

The outstanding Caribbean nationals - attorney-at-law Dorcas White; agribusiness stalwart Dr Keith Amiel, and prominent chartered accountant Eric Crawford - will be presented with the Doctor of Laws honoris causa.

White, a distinguished attorney-at-law and legal educator from Montserrat, is being recognised by UTech, Jamaica, for her outstanding service to legal education and academia in Jamaica and throughout the Caribbean.

White graduated from the Norman Manley Law School in 1979 and has been on staff there as tutor, senior tutor and as course director for Law of Remedies since 1982. Since 2009, she has been the senior tutor emerita at the law school, a position granted in recognition of her outstanding contribution to legal education in the Caribbean since the mid-1970s.


Career achievements


Dr Amiel, manager of corporate affairs, Caribbean Broilers Group, will receive the honorary doctorate in recognition of the signal achievements in his multifaceted career in teaching and livestock production in Jamaica. These achievements include the development of Jamaica cattle breeds and extensive service to Jamaica in agribusiness and value-chain development.

He has participated in arrangements for growing corn, sorghum, and other agricultural produce in Jamaica to reduce the dependence on grain and other foods from external sources to sustain local animal-feed manufacturing and small-farmer livestock production.

Chartered accountant Eric Crawford is retired partner and tax services leader at, PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is being honoured for over four decades of outstanding leadership and service to the accounting profession in Jamaica. A fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), he has served as Jamaica's representative to the association's international assembly and as a member of ACCA's International Technical Consultative Network.

Professor Stephen Vasciannie, president, University of Techno-logy, Jamaica, says, "The university is proud to formally honour the three outstanding Caribbean leaders who have achieved local and international distinction in their respective fields of endeavour."